George Bernard Shaw, the highly creative Irish playwright (he wrote more than 60 plays and won a Nobel Prize in Literature), and founder of the London School of Economics, George Bernard Shaw once declared, “Some people see things as they are and say ‘why?’ I dream things that never were, and say ‘Why not’?
Seeing things as they could be is more critical than ever to leading at the speed of change in today’s world. Every industry and sector of our economy is experiencing seismic shifts in products, services, and processes. Businesses are being destroyed and created at an unprecedented pace.
At the center of this whirlwind of change are innovative leaders creatively seeing — and bringing into being — things that never were. Innovation sets organizations apart from their competitors. But how do you cultivate innovation in leaders and teams?
To find out, Zenger Folkman conducted their own study. ZF began by collaborating with a highly respected organization in the telecommunications industry whose leaders scored well above average on most managerial competencies. ZF interviewed each one, together with their boss, and a number of their direct reports and peers. ZF then combined the results of these group interviews with 360-degree feedback they had about these individuals. The results were fascinating and produced a list of behaviors that set this group apart as innovation leaders.
Dr. Jack Zenger and Dr. Joe Folkman presented the results of their research identifying the 10 distinctive behaviors that emerge for the most innovative leaders. Click on What Makes Leaders Innovative? Learn the 10 Distinctive Behaviors to view this webinar.